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TechDay FAQ: Submitting products for review
Sun, 1st May 2022
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Below are the key questions we get asked frequently about our reviewing procedures and policies.

We write sponsored and unsponsored reviews primarily on consumer technology. Our reviews are a great way of receiving coverage and can include images, features, specifications, a description of the product in-use and more. TechDay endeavours to ensure the review process is fair and based on genuine hands-on testing.

What type of products do you review?

We can review most consumer technology products. Although we are unable to review software, homeware or appliances. This is because it is difficult for us to find a reviewer interested.

We do not review enterprise technology as we don't have the right environment or technical experience to fully test the more complex solutions. Our reviewers are average consumers.

What's the difference between sponsored and unsponsored reviews?

For unsponsored reviews, there is no guarantee we will review your product, although we will endeavour to keep you in the loop with the reasons why. Mainly we turn down reviews when we are unable to find a reviewer with spare capacity.

For sponsored reviews, you're guaranteed to have your product reviewed. You also have full editorial control after we have produced a draft. This includes the imagery used. Plus most importantly we will include your choosen 'call to action' links. These links could be to your website or to a retailer.

Which publications do you accept review product for?

We consider reviews for a range of our brands, particularly FutureFive New Zealand, ChannelLife Australia and ChannelLife New Zealand.

What are the timeframes for loans and publishing articles?

We work to have loan items back to you within two to four weeks. We can consider a shorter timeframe if need be. Finalising the story and publishing it on online may take a few days longer than the loan period.

Can I see examples of recent reviews?

Yes, all of our reviews can be found here, in reverse chronological order.

What happens to the reviewed product?

Generally speaking, products under $500 will be kept by TechDay or the reviewer.

For sponsored stories, you can request to have the product returned to you.

Which countries do you accept reviews from?

We have reviewers in Australia and New Zealand. Although review units can be sent from anywhere in the world, as long as all freight, customers and clearance fees are covered by the submitter.

How do I arrange a review?

For sponsored and unsponsored reviews, complete the form here.

Our review coordinator will register all review products in our tracking system.

We then offer the review out to our team of reviewers. Once confirmed who will review your product, you will be sent the address to courier the item to.

If you have any additional questions, we would be happy to assist, contact your digital account manager or contact us here.